St. Croix police are investigating a home-invasion robbery Wednesday in the Mount Pellier area of Frederiksted. Officers responded around 8:15 p.m. to a 911 dispatch call and, on the scene, they encountered a man whose hands were tied behind his back, according to a statement from the V.I. Police Department.
The victim told police someone came to his home asking for help with a flat tire. While he was helping, "three or four other people came running out of the bushes demanding that he give up the money and drugs," a police statement said. The suspects took the victim back inside his house and tied his hands.
The police report said they poured Clorox on him and struck him several times with a machete. Before fleeing the home, the suspects took the victims’ keys and about $500 in cash.
The victim was treated for his injuries at Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital. The case is being followed up by the Criminal Investigation Bureau detectives. Anyone with any information pertaining to this case is urged to call detectives at 712-6077, 712-6037 or you can call Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-TIPS.